Looking for an event that might interest your child? Then join the Dino Fun Run! Participants will receive cool dinosaur-themed merchandise such as T-shirts, medals, bags and face towels. Registration closing date is October 10.


In conjunction with World Heart Day 2017, Penang Adventist Hospital is organising a series of activities from September through October to raise awareness on heart health. Themed “Love Your Heart”, the campaign is aimed at increasing public awareness on cardiovascular disease and the importance of a healthy heart. The public is welcome to share how they keep their hearts healthy by writing short messages on the Love Your Heart wall and posting pictures or messages on social media channels with the tag #LoveYourHeart. Penang Adventist Hospital also hopes to raise funds for its Heart Patients’ Fund that was set up to aid needy heart patients through its “Love Your Heart” pillows during the two-month long awareness campaign. Visit the website for more information.


The Nine Emperor God Festival, also known as Kew Ong Yeah, is a celebration of the Nine Emperor Gods as their spirits descend on this earth. Celebrated for nine days, devotees also practice a strict vegetarian diet to cleanse their bodies. One can find rows of stalls decorated with yellow cloth along Penang’s roads, with delicious and creative vegetarian cuisine. Throughout the festival, many rituals such as fire-walking ceremonies are carried out.

  • Date: October 20 - 28
  • Venue: Tow Boo Kong Temple, Butterworth
  • Contact: +604 331 8717


Little storytellers from all over the globe will gather at the Penang International Kids Storytelling Festival (PINKS Fest) to revive and preserve the world’s fading culture of storytelling. PINKS Fest features professional storytellers, with stories told in English and some narrated in Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin and Tamil. Admission is free.



Enjoy delicious mooncakes at the New World Park Mid- Autumn Festival. Registration early birds of the lantern walk are entitled to mystery gifts. Expect lion dance performances, clown appearances, rainbow line dance and exciting games for kids.



The Taiwan’s Cultural Heritage Exhibition and Performances is coming to Penang. Expect Taiwanese performances and workshops, such as Taiwanese opera, Atayal traditional weaving, paper pasted sculptures and hand puppet shows.

  • Date: October 14 - November 5
  • Venue: Whiteaways Arcade
  • Time: 10am-6pm
  • Website:



Part science fair, part county fair and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned. Expect demonstrations and hands-on activities. Do come with your family for a fun day of learning and light the inventive spark in them. Admission is free.



The Women’s Club of the Penang Japanese Association is organising the Sakura Charity Festival to raise funds for various NGOs. There will be a tea ceremony, Japanese dance and ikebana to introduce visitors to Japanese culture and food. Bring home handicraft made by the members such as rattan products and quilts. The event is kid-friendly, so bring your little ones.

  • Date: October 29
  • Time: 10.30am - 1pm
  • Venue: Hotel Jen
  • Admission Fee: RM5 (free for children under 12)
  • Contact: +604 229 3635
  • Website:

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